Michael Best & Friedrich LLP: Elias Swanson joins Michael Best’s intellectual property team


Jennifer R. Rupkey

Director, Marketing and Business Development

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Madison, Wisconsin (December 20, 2013) – Elias “Eli” R. Swanson has joined the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Swanson is experienced in preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign utility, process and design patent applications in several areas, including: mechanical, electrochemical, control systems, medical devices, agricultural equipment and renewable energy. He counsels clients in the strategic development of intellectual property portfolios and is well versed in patentability, infringement, clearance and validity analysis.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Swanson was an intellectual property attorney at law firms in Madison and Iowa. He also spent six years in the forest products industry, engaging in operations management, quality control, product development and process engineering at several pulp and paper manufacturing facilities.

Swanson received his B.S. in paper science and engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, and earned his J.D., with High Honors, from Drake University Law School.

About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Over the past 165 years, Michael Best has earned its reputation as a leading Midwestern law firm, providing a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national and global basis. The firm has more than 230 attorneys in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Washington, D.C. Michael Best’s main areas of practice include: corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, land and resources (environmental and real estate), litigation, tax and wealth planning.